City Government

Published on June 1st, 2015 |


New Atlanta Commissioner of Planning comes from Charleston

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has plucked Atlanta’s new commissioner of the Department of Planning and Community from Charleston, South Carolina, naming that city’s Planning Director Tim Keane to fill the Atlanta post.

Tim Keane

Tim Keane

“Tim brings the right expertise to help the department meet the long-term goals of my administration,” Reed said. “I am confident that his experience, vision and exceptional commitment to public service will help our city continue to grow in ways that will benefit all our citizens.”

As director of planning, preservation and sustainability in Charleston, Keane led that city’s sustainability, code enforcement, neighborhood beautification and tourism promotion efforts. Before that, he served as planning director for the city of Davidson, N.C. He also started and ran a private design firm.

Subject to the approval of the Atlanta City Council, , Keane will succeed James Shelby, who left city government last September.

Keane is expected to start his new job July 1.

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